Keith Whittier

Film Reviewer

Ottawa native Keith Whittier has been going to movies for as long as he can remember. He usually sees between 2- 4 movies each week in the theatre. Keith's passion of film extends to different film festivals including the Toronto Film Festivals. Outside of films Keith is also a big sports enthusiast and can be found cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKSKeith can be heard on a variety of radio stations in Ottawa giving movie reviews and we are very happy to have him as a contributor at Ottawa Life Magazine. Keith can be reached on his Twitter at @cfl_fan or on his website wittywhittier.com
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Ottawa Life goes to Sundance

Ottawa Life goes to Sundance

A person's bucket list is a working document, when you cross a bunch of things off it is only natural that you are going to want to add new things. In the last few years, I have done many things on my list: I tried my hand at stand-up comedy, I went to England to see my favourite team, Manchester [...]

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Film Reviews: The Grudge & Ip Man 4: The Finale

Film Reviews: The Grudge & Ip Man 4: The Finale

The Grudge Synopsis: A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Stars: Tara Westwood, Lin Shaye, Demian Bichir Director: Nicolas Pesce Ip Man 4: The Finale Synopsis: The Kung Fu master travels to the U.S. where his student has upset the [...]

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Digi60 Film Festival showcases filmmaking talent in the nations capital

Digi60 Film Festival showcases filmmaking talent in the nations capital

The recent Digi60 Film festival did not disappoint. The annual Ottawa film festival has been in existence for over 15 years. I attended two of the three days and was inspired by the level of talented filmmakers this city has and the comradery they share. I attended the short film competition on the [...]

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Film Reviews: Uncut Gems & Marriage Story

Film Reviews: Uncut Gems & Marriage Story

Uncut Gems Synopsis: A charismatic New York City jeweler always on the lookout for the next big score makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. Howard must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides [...]

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Firlm Reviews: Cats & Little Women

Firlm Reviews: Cats & Little Women

Cats Synopsis: A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Stars: Francesca Hayward, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba Director: Tom Hooper Little Women Synopsis: Jo March reflects back and [...]

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The best and worst movies of 2019

The best and worst movies of 2019

Another year has come and gone, and I spent a lot of it watching movies. Shocking . . . I know. Some were amazing, and some had me thinking of the time I am going to want back when I am on my death bed. Let’s get the bad out of the way first. The 10 Worst Movies of 2019 10. Godzilla: King of [...]

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Film Review: The Rise of Skywalker

Film Review: The Rise of Skywalker

Synopsis: The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Jon Boyega Director: J.J. Abrams

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Digi60 Film Festival returns this weekend

Digi60 Film Festival returns this weekend

If you are an aspiring filmmaker, enjoy film or just enjoy amazing Ottawa get-togethers then the Digi60 Film Festival is not to be missed. 16 years later and this festival is still going strong. What is Digi60? In its simplest form it is a festival by filmmakers, for filmmakers. Digi60 provides an opportunity [...]

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Film review: Queen & Slim

Film review: Queen & Slim

Synopsis: A couple's first date takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over. Stars: Daniel Kaluyya, Jodie Turner-Smith Director: Melina Matsoukas

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Film Review: Parasite

Film Review: Parasite

Synopsis: All unemployed, Ki-taek and his family take peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks, as they ingratiate themselves into their lives and get entangled in an unexpected incident. Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee Director: Bong Joon Ho

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